Discovery certificate for object 2017iux
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15260 [ 2017TNSTR1390....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-09 01:32:25
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li(THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zhitong Li(THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Haibin Zhao, Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang (YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017iux
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17bbnf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:40:39.490 (355.164542) DEC = +01:04:14.21 (1.070614)
Discovery date: 2017-12-08 09:59:53 (JD=2458095.9165856)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J234039.50+010413.7

Remarks: This supernova was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS). The transient is located 0'' east and 0” south of the centre of SDSS J234039.50+010413.7 .The link of the discovery information at: http://www.cneost.org/ptss/findname.php?ptssname=PTSS-17bbnf

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-08 09:59:53
Flux: 19.2 VegaMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017iux